"The deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray:

'Thy Will Be Done'."

~Elisabeth Elliot

Monday, May 11, 2009

proud

There are several times in everyone's life when they will feel a sense of pride...not the boastful kind of pride, but the loving kind of pride....

I don't know if I'm just feeling sentimental lately or what, but let me share some things that have made me feel proud...

First of all, I'm proud of my sister.... My sister has always had a strong personality...Not only in the sense that she has a high threshold for pain, but also in her initiative and independence....she also has some strong-willed characteristics :) Nothing she has ever done has made me more proud of her as watching her bring Jayden into the world... All of our moms deserve respect for that :) She gathered strength from the very depth of her love for her son... Seriously. The whole process of childbirth seems unnatural even though it's the most natural thing in the world... Anyways, back on subject... Not only that, but now I get to see her care for him and love him. What an honor to see my little sister grow up and start her own family.

Second of all, I'm proud of my whole family... We travel in a group. We linger. We get separation anxiety :) It takes us too long to say goodbye to each other...and even if you do say goodbye, it doesn't mean you are leaving because you can easily get sucked back into another conversation. We are each other's entourage....We are each other's posse... There are few familes that would sit in a waiting room for over 24 hrs....but mine would. There are few parents who would sacrifice anything to meet the needs of their children...but mine would. There are few who have a brother so kind and gentle but also ready to kick anyone's butt if they ever really hurt you....but mine would. I love my family; and I'm proud to be part of it.

Third, I'm proud of my son and all of the lessons I've learned because of him. I miss him a lot today, but I know that he's in Heaven busy being perfect and sportin' a pretty cool crown...

1 comment:

SCB said...

Zachary has helped me in my teaching. I used his example today. Their memory verse is Ephesians 2:10-
(For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do).

I briefly told them some of the things that came out of his few days and challenged them to think of what they have done in their 10 years. I reminded them that God put them here for a purpose, just like he put baby Zachary here for a purpose.

Zachary has a neat legacy!!

P.S. Jayden is C U T E!

~ Keri (signed in under the wrong google account)